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My Broodminder: Saving the Bees with Backyard Data

19 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments CDBeck

Map image courtesy of BeeCounted Citizen Science  In earlier posts I used my Seek Thermal Camera to show the heat coming off each of my two bee hives before and after I added insulation for the winter.  So far the bees have survived the winter – they...

Telling The Bees - Old Folklore Custom

5 Feb 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles of Folklore Fun

Hi Folks!  Hope your all having a fine week. Today I'm writing on one of my Favorite Folk Tales, Telling The Bees. What would we do without bees? Their one of Gaia’s major pollinators. Researchers today claim without bees humanity will cease to exist...

Bee Hive in Infrared – Insulation in Action

18 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments CDBeck

As a newbie hobby beekeeper, I was devastated two years ago when I opened the hives for the first time in the spring.  I found the bottom boards of both my hives covered with dead bees.  There was lots of honey stored - I still have about a gallon of...

Bee Cluster: Colonies Viewed in Infrared

21 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments CDBeck

December brought the first hard frost of the season. One of the things I do for my hives is to wrap them in insulation for the winter. But before I do that, I thought I’d snap a few pictures of the hives with my Seek Thermal camera. I was hoping to s...

Lets start earning Bees!! A new convenient passive income token!!

18 Dec 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Kelii

Bee Network is a new blockchain innovation that allows users to earn Bees a new cryptocurrency, earning these Bees on you mobile phone by activating the mining button once every 24 hours through a simple press of a button. The app does not need to st...

Mason Bee Compilation 2020

10 Aug 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Solominer

Finishing off my "A Closer Look at Solitary Bees" series I had a few short clips of the Bees I assembled into a compilation. They were recorded at 60 FPS, so I slowed down the video by half and added some ambient music. The video starts off with the...

Something is flying around, in my garden

14 Jul 2020 1 minute read 5 comments Drache

Last week the weather was fine and I had to do some work in my garden. While working there I found some little helpers who take care of the flowers. I could not identify them but maybe you could do it. So I guessed what for an insect it is. It was ju...

A closer look at Solitary Bees Part 8: Final thoughts for the season

9 Jul 2020 2 minute read 1 comment Solominer

The adult bees are done with their seasonal work, being out only from February through April. I look at their homes and discuss how it all went and what to expect next. We look at both the bee cubbies and the bee house. No signs of adult Mason Bees...

A closer look at Solitary Bees Part 7: Cold days

5 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Solominer

Around where I live these bees emerge in late February. The time can vary in different places based on when temperatures rise above 55F (12C). In North Georgia this will occur early on in February or March. Winter is not usually done by then and som...

A closer look at Solitary Bees Part 6: Working with mud

4 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Solominer

Watching the bees work on building their homes is entertaining to me. I watch them as they finish off a tunnel capping it off with a final cell of mud. In the first part of the video a bee can be seen laying down mud to seal off the larva they will...